|Reviews for Blossoming Madonna|
| GoDons 5/28/12 . chapter 9
Simply beautiful, nothing overdone. My fave scene was Rilla and Ken's kiss and realisation of their love for each other. Keep up the excellent work. Looking forward to Chapter 10 :)
| jean23261985 5/28/12 . chapter 9
Poor Rilla! her beau and brother are both leaving her!
Such a wonderful chapter and well worth the wait!
| jean23261985 5/12/12 . chapter 8
This story is so sweet!
I like how Nan has picked up on Ken's feelings towards Rilla and Ken only wanting the best for her!
| strawberries-and-cherries123 5/7/12 . chapter 8
I love your story. You've captured Rilla and Ken perfectly. I'm looking forward to the next chapters :)
| Jilsen 5/5/12 . chapter 8
Yay, an new chapter!
I really like the paragraph about how frustrating one's feelings can be. "It has to be from the heart. I have no clever scientific basis, but I have myself to vouch for it. ... My thoughts just seem to have a will of their own." The whole paragraph is just so good. Very well written. I really love it. You really got me into Rilla's head and into her feelings.
I love this line, too: "That smile said everything her lips did not."
Great chapter. You continue to nicely develop the characters and their relationships.
| BrrrrB 5/5/12 . chapter 8
You updated! :) Love it! And it's long :D
| GoDons 5/5/12 . chapter 8
Best chapter yet. My favourite parts? Rilla/Ken scenes/moments, and hints at Walter/Persis. Keep up the good work. xoxox :)
| Jilsen 4/19/12 . chapter 7
Oh, how lovely, a new chapter from you. I do forgive you for the lengthy delay, especially when the writing and characters are so rich.
I love Rilla's stroll down the lane, her ruminations, and her meeting with Tom. What a spunky girl Rilla is, but she has insecurities, too and you show both very well throughout this chapter.
| GoDons 4/15/12 . chapter 7
Thank you! Awesome chapter. I applaud Rilla's spunk, and loved the section with her and Ken :)
| BrrrrB 3/28/12 . chapter 6
! It gets better and better :) and longer. I really did enjoy. Do continue soon! Oh, and I really liked your potrait of Susan :D
| Jilsen 3/22/12 . chapter 6
Oh so wonderful. Rilla is coming to realize just how deep her feelings are for Ken. I like how you've shown us that slow awareness from both sides - Rilla's and Ken's.
I'm actually glad I haven't read the books so this is like an original novel to me. I have no idea what awaits Ken when he goes off to war. I'm dreading it and looking forward to it at the same time.
Can't wait for the next chapter!
| Jilsen 3/21/12 . chapter 5
So, Ken was able to enlist. Oh, what will the future hold for him? And I dare say he was dreaming of Rilla there at the end.
| Jilsen 3/21/12 . chapter 4
The heartache of war, the uncertainty of what's to come, is palpable in this chapter. You truly made me feel for the young men leaving, their families and friends.
| Jilsen 3/21/12 . chapter 3
Ah, such a sad, sweet chapter. What is to become of Rilla and Ken? Will they find happiness? Will he go to war?
I think it benefits me greatly that I haven't read the stories. I have only your lovely version to guide my way.
You built the tension so well in this chapter and showed us Ken's fears, too. Great work!
| Nan of Ingleside 3/20/12 . chapter 6
I enjoyed this chapter immensely. LOVED the other angle on the story. you make everything seem so real- you remember details like Leslie's crimson sash and it's delicious. :)
also, I was very glad to see it so long- and I was just beside myself with excitement when you mentioned you were going to include other couples. can't wait to see it from your desk!